Today's News

  • Highlands receives $300K grant

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University was awarded a $300,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that will fund a new geospatial technology lab for advanced map making.

    Highlands will be the first university in the state to provide this kind of facility for classroom instruction and research.

    Geospatial technology includes a wide variety of mapping applications including 3-D terrain modeling,  geographic information systems, or GIS, and high-precision global positioning.

  • Vatos play on

    To fellow members of the Vatos rugby club, Alani Tuineau Sione was more than a teammate.

    He was a brother.

    As can be expected, Sione’s death in a rollover accident Saturday on Interstate 25 near Santa Fe has shaken the tight-knit club to its core.

    Sione and other members of the club as well as other family members — including several young children — were returning from a rugby road trip when the crash took place.

  • Cowgirls drop Zias in four

    Former Rio Rancho star Darian Mullen connected on 18 kills while hitting .279 and added 11 digs in leading New Mexico Highlands past Eastern New Mexico three sets to one on Tuesday night at the Wilson Complex.

    It was Highlands’ home debut under new head coach Bryan Crawford, and the Cowgirls plan to stick around a while. They’ve got home matches with Western State and Adams State scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings.

  • Dons to host homecoming

    West Las Vegas’ homecoming game Friday night against Ruidoso won’t be a walk in the park.

    The visiting Warriors, who kick off against the Dons at 7 p.m., are coming off wins over Socorro and Hot Springs, while West is looking to break a three-game skid.

    A positive is that West (0-3) and first-year head coach Robert Alarcon will be playing under the lights of their own Herrera Complex, which hosted a first-ever Friday night varsity football game last weekend.

  • ‘The Cowgirl Way’ - Endowment program honors outstanding women athletes

    True success doesn’t happen by accident, guest speaker Dorothy Robinson told an audience at the recent Cowgirl Way scholarship luncheon. Meaningful achievement requires the ingredients of determination, grit, courage and ethical behavior.

  • Crespin boxing in Santa Fe Saturday

    Las Vegas professional boxer Amanda Crespin is slated to fight on Saturday night in Santa Fe at the Pueblo Pavilion.

    Angela Hayes has been announced as the opponent for Crespin, who is 5-4-1 as a pro after winning earlier this month in Pueblo, Colo.

    Tickets (from $15 up) are available at the venue itself, which is on the campus of Santa Fe Indian School. Gates open at 5 p.m.

    Headlining the card will be Albuquerque’s Raymond Montes (5-2, four knockouts) in a bantamweight battle with Tony Valdez (6-3-2, six KOs) of Española.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 21, 2012

    • Robertson vs. St. Michael’s, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Ruidoso (homecoming), 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU women at Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Robertson JV boys at Santa Fe Prep, 5 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson JV girls at Santa Fe Prep, 3:30 p.m., Santa Fe
    • NMHU vs. Western State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Go Fish - Sept. 21, 2012


    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Charette Lakes: No reports from anglers this week.

  • Middle East violence rocks presidential race

    By Brian Bakst and Charles Babington
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Middle East violence is shaking up a presidential race that otherwise looks stubbornly stable, and tight. President Barack Obama holds a tiny edge, Republican Mitt Romney is seeking a breakthrough message, and three debates are ahead in the campaign’s final seven weeks.

  • Making Montezuma - Hammer’s Legacy

    By Jennifer Rowland
    United World College-USA

    Armand Hammer loved a challenge. When Lord Louis Mountbatten wondered out loud how Hammer might succeed in founding a United World College in the United States when others before him had failed, Hammer was confident. “I’d be happy to help you,” he told Mountbatten and His Royal Highness Prince Charles in 1978.